Today’s hip-hop industry is a joke compared to the 90s era of hip-hop. Hip-hop use to be all about who had the best lyrics, deepest word play and the “sickest” flow. Now a days it all about the catchiest song hook, or the best beat to the song. Caring less about the song’s word play, the meaning of the song, and thus the story of the song as well. This 21st century generation lacks the mind set of really appreciating the music and the themes of the songs. There are still a few good artists out there like Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, and etc.
What I been noticing is that the people have been caring more about the beat of the music than the lyrics all together. Wondering how good it’ll hear in their headphones, or their car stereos. While back in the 90s it was all about the clever rhyme scheme, the talent of being able to tell a story through a song and paint a picture in one’s mind. Not just dazzle the audience with the simplest lyrics and the beats. Back then it was all about street cred and being known for your lyricism.
Now it’s all about which artist being in the richest record label. Not caring what his asset to the hip-hop industry is. Do whatever it takes to make to that label, even if it means dumbing down his lyrics. If famous rapper Tupac were still alive till this day, he’d probably say that that the industry of hip-hop is dead. I blame media for the destruction of the image that hip-hop use to have. It used to be pure lyric geniuses, and the best flow. Now it’s all about who has the most money, and the most materialistic objects. That’s the main idea for the artists now days and for future ones.
There is still hope left, not all the artists are complete morons that just rap for money. Some still put the heart and soul into the music they produce. The problem is that not a lot of people probably have the attention span to appreciate these works of art. They rather just shout out simple lyrics, and...